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Types of Programs

Types of Programs

With over 100 programs, there is a Rustic Pathways experience for every kind of student. In addition to our high school summer experiences, we offer spring break, college, and Young Explorer programs for those travelers not yet in high school. Base House programs are perfect for first-time travelers, while Critical Issues programs are geared toward future change makers.

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Alumni Only Adrenaline Junkies
Base House Animal Lovers
College Aspiring Doctors
Critical Issues Athletes
Language Immersion Change Makers
NEW! Environmentalists
Phone Free Session Available First-Time Travelers
Spring Break Future Educators
Young Explorers Language Enthusiasts
Photography Service Buffs

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Base House Programs
Base House Programs
Australia
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Inspiring service, great surfing, and unforgettable Aussie adventure

Details:
$4,895 plus Airfare Age 14-18 16 Days

Contribute to ongoing service projects to benefit Cambodian youth.

Details:
$1,395 plus Airfare 5 Days

Participate in meaningful community service in the community with Rustic's longest partnership.

Details:
$1,425 plus Airfare 6 Days
Thailand
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Obtain Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications while gaining hands-on medical experience

Details:
$2,895 plus
Age 16-18 11 Days
Fiji Islands
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Dive the oceanic depths, see the sights, and live the South Pacific lifestyle

Details:
$2,995 plus Airfare Age 14-18 9 Days

Combine service with adventure on this unique program.

Details:
$1,865 plus Airfare 5 Days
Thailand
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

A glimpse of life at Rustic Pathways’ most popular community service base

Details:
$1,995 plus
Age 14-18 11 Days
Costa Rica
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Exciting service and thrilling adventure at the Volcano and Rainforest Service Base

Details:
$1,995 plus Airfare Age 14-18 9 Days
Fiji Islands
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

A fun and exciting variety of meaningful service and Fijian culture at our Eco-Lodge

Details:
$1,995 plus Airfare Age 14-18 9 Days
Spring Break Programs
Spring Break Programs

Support communities in the DR by assisting locals on environmental restoration projects

Details:
$2,195 plus Self-Managed Airfare Age 14-18 8 Days

Camp out, engage with the community, and work on meaningful potable water projects in rural Peru

Details:
$2,195 plus
Age 14-18 8 Days

Experience the relaxed pace of Fiji through a combination of service projects and daily adventures

Details:
$2,195 plus Self-Managed Airfare Age 14-18 9 Days

Get to know the Tico people during construction, environmental, and social projects.

Details:
$2,495 plus Self-Managed Airfare Age 14-18 8 Days
Critical Issues Programs
Critical Issues Programs
Tanzania
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Hands-on training with animal and environmental conservation initiatives

Details:
$4,995 plus
Age 14-18 16 Days
Thailand
Cambodia
Laos
Vietnam
Myanmar
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

An opportunity to learn and travel with other change makers around the world

Details:
$4,695 plus
Age 14-18 18 Days

Create a story about how Myanmar is changing during this Critical Issues program.

Details:
$1,795 plus Airfare 6 Days

Learn about Cuba's emerging economy from local business owners and farmers.

Details:
$3,535 plus Airfare 8 Days

Unpack gender equality issues that impact girls and women in rural Peru through meaningful service.

Details:
$2,395 plus Airfare 10 Days

Research Fiji's marine ecosystem and climate change.

Details:
$1,725 plus Airfare 6 Days
Tanzania
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Take action to help address the global water crisis on a local level

Details:
$4,495 plus
Age 14-18 16 Days
Peru
Peru
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Dive deep into the critical issues surrounding access to education and opportunities for women

Details:
$4,695 plus
Age 14-18 15 Days
College Programs
College Programs

Learn about conservation efforts alongside elephant caregivers with other college students

Details:
$4,895 plus
Age 18-21 18 Days
Peru
Peru
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

A hiking and camping adventure in the Peruvian Andes

Details:
$2,195 plus
Age 18-22 8 Days

Gain practical experience in wildlife research at the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.

Details:
$6,495 plus
Age 18 and up 16 Days
Young Explorers Programs
Young Explorers Programs
United States
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Great for budding environmentalists, road trip through the diverse California terrain on the Pacific

Details:
$4,495 plus Self-Managed Airfare Age 12-13 14 Days
Australia
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Beaches, countryside, rainforests and farm life in the Outback on this service adventure.

Details:
$4,895 plus Airfare Age 12-13 16 Days
China
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Help protect China’s iconic and endangered giant pandas

Details:
$4,895 plus
Age 12-13 15 Days
Costa Rica
Accomodation Amenities
Adventure/Physicality
Educational Amenities
On-Program Travel

Learn about traditional culture while engaging in service projects and adventure activities

Details:
$4,695 plus Airfare Age 12-13 16 Days

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